Broadcasting

Broadcasting is a hands-on career program. Students apply what they learn by working at WKPW. To be prepared, focus on English, Speech, and basic computer classes. Develop your written and spoken communication skills, and do well in all academic classes. Employment in the communications field and/or admission into college programs can be competitive. To increase your chances, work toward Academic and Technical Honors Diplomas.

Course Instructor: Mike York

A Typical Student in Broadcasting:

The typical Broadcasting student is a solid academic student who is creative and able to work independently on projects. Students who enroll in Broadcasting enjoy writing and speaking but also like hands-on projects. Most students plan to pursue a career in a communications-related field after attending a 2-year or 4-year college. Talented students participate in the state competitions where they compete for awards and scholarships. Potential careers include on-air personality, radio and TV production, recording engineering, music performance, broadcast journalism, and more.

In the Past 5 Years: 

  • Students have won many awards at the state competition
  • WKPW was named Station of the Year
  • Students have gone on to attend Ivy Tech, Ball State, Purdue, and Vincennes
  • Students go to work at local radio stations

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  • Broadcasting I

    Radio & Television I

    Broadcasting provides students experience in the areas of radio announcing, writing, news, sports, production, recording studio engineering, and music programming on the award-winning student station, Classic Hits 90.7 FM, WKPW. Daily duties include on-air shifts, hourly news and sportscasts production, and weekly production assignments.

    Upon completion of this program, students continue their education in 2 and 4-year degree programs at the postsecondary level as well as enter employment in the communications field at radio stations, TV stations, and production companies.

    Dual College Credits:

    3 Credits - MDIA 120 Audio Production I, Vincennes University

    Industry Certification:

    Certified Radio Operator Certification - Testing is required and fees apply. Qualifies for THD.


    How to Prepare

    The following courses will help prepare students for the Broadcasting career program, college, and a career in the broadcasting industry. These courses are not required but are recommended if available.

    • English
    • Speech Communication
    • Computer Applications
    • Drama/Theater
    • Choir/Band

    What You Will Learn

    • Learn recording and studio engineering
    • Perform daily on-air, news, sports, and productions duties
    • Operate radio station WKPW 90.7 FM
    • Earn dual credit and industry certification

    Course Information

    • Number of High School Credits: 6
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Eligible Grade Levels: 11, 12
    • Knightstown High School
    • Required Cost: Approximately $50.00 Covers: Certified Radio Operator Certification
  • Broadcasting II

    Radio & Television II

    Year 2 students are assigned more complex, independent projects and are expected to fill lead on-air roles. Upon completion of this program, students continue their education in 2 and 4-year degree programs at the postsecondary level as well as enter employment in the communications field at radio stations, TV stations, and production companies.

    What You Will Learn

    Write and produce news, shows, and commercials

    • Learn recording and studio engineering
    • Complete on-air news and sports assignments
    • Operate radio station WKPW 90.7 FM
    • Earn dual credit and industry certification

    Course Information

    • Number of High School Credits: 6
    • Prerequisites: Broadcasting I - Radio & Television I
    • Eligible Grade Levels: 12
    • Knightstown Community High School
    • Required Cost: Approximately $0